Marble and granite are the most popular materials on the market today when it comes to top-end kitchen countertops. Both these are beautiful, highly durable, and resistant to heat and scratches. The marble and granite installation would also increase the resale worth of your home. So, how much does the installation of marble and granite costs? Our expert team at Blanco Flooring has come up with the following article to give you an idea about the costs involved in the installation of these natural stones. Let’s try to understand now…
The Cost of Marble Countertops:
As you should be aware, all the marble stones are not created equal. Therefore, we are giving you the average costs here:
The average minimum costs and the average maximum costs of the marble countertops are $40 and $100 per square foot. So, the overall average costs come around $60 per square foot.
Now, let’s try to calculate the total costs involved. Note that the average amount of stone that will be required for countertops is 53 square foot, which makes the total average cost to come around $3,180. And, when it comes to marble installation, the other costs are not significant. The time for installation will be around 10 hours. Let’s take the labor costs as $30 to $50 per hour ($300 to $500 for 10 hours). Add this to your total stone costs.
The Cost of Granite Countertops:
Granite countertops are more or less similar to your marble countertops when it comes to cost factor. The average cost of granite is around $50 to $100 per square foot. This will be the costs involved including the installation fee. Yes, here too, the other costs are not very significant. So, if you are going to install a countertop of 30 square feet, then the total costs would be in the range of $1,500 to $3,000.
Remember, the optional features such as fancy edges and backsplashes would take some extra costs. For more information about the cost of marble and granite installation, contact us at 305-513-8447.